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NYSE:SCLStepan Stock Price, Forecast & News

$114.76
+0.61 (+0.53 %)
(As of 08/12/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$114.08
Now: $114.76
$116.61
50-Day Range
$87.96
MA: $101.39
$114.76
52-Week Range
$69.33
Now: $114.76
$116.63
Volume70,700 shs
Average Volume112,573 shs
Market Capitalization$2.57 billion
P/E Ratio24.01
Dividend Yield0.96%
Beta1.04
Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, and lubricating ingredients. Its surfactants are also used in various applications, such as emulsifiers for spreading agricultural products; and industrial applications comprising latex systems, plastics, and composites. The Polymers segment provides polyurethane polyols that are used in the manufacture of rigid foam for thermal insulation in the construction industry, as well as a base raw material for coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE); polyester resins, including liquid and powdered resins, which are used in CASE applications; and phthalic anhydride that is used in unsaturated polyester resins, alkyd resins, and plasticizers for applications in construction materials and components of automotive, boating, and other consumer products. The Specialty Products segment offers flavors, emulsifiers, and solubilizers for use in the food, flavoring, nutritional supplement, and pharmaceutical applications. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.76 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Soap, detergents, & cleaning preparations; perfumes, & cosmetics
Sub-IndustrySpecialty Chemicals
CUSIP85858610
Phone847-446-7500

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.86 billion
Cash Flow$8.86 per share
Book Value$39.66 per share

Profitability

Net Income$103.13 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,284
Market Cap$2.57 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$114.76
+0.61 (+0.53 %)
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Stepan (NYSE:SCL) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Stepan's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Stepan's stock was trading at $76.60 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, SCL stock has increased by 49.8% and is now trading at $114.76.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Stepan?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Stepan in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Stepan's next earnings date?

Stepan is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October 28th 2020.
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How were Stepan's earnings last quarter?

Stepan (NYSE:SCL) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 22nd. The basic materials company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.45. The basic materials company had revenue of $460.55 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $437.50 million. Stepan had a net margin of 6.15% and a return on equity of 13.22%.
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How often does Stepan pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Stepan?

Stepan declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 21st. Investors of record on Monday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.275 per share on Tuesday, September 15th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 28th.
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What price target have analysts set for SCL?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Stepan's shares. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $113.00. On average, they anticipate Stepan's share price to reach $78.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 32.0%.
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Has Stepan been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about SCL stock have been trending extremely negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Stepan earned a media sentiment score of -4.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.
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Are investors shorting Stepan?

Stepan saw a drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 293,400 shares, a drop of 27.7% from the April 30th total of 405,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 123,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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Who are some of Stepan's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Stepan own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Stepan investors own include PepsiCo (PEP), AbbVie (ABBV), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Ross Stores (ROST), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Visa (V), AFLAC (AFL), Boeing (BA), Cintas (CTAS) and Ecolab (ECL).

Who are Stepan's key executives?

Stepan's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. F. Quinn Stepan Jr., Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Arthur W. Mergner, VP of Supply Chain (Age 55)
  • Mr. Scott R. Behrens, VP & GM of Surfactants (Age 49)
  • Ms. Jennifer Ansbro Hale, Consultant (Age 57)
  • Mr. Luis E. Rojo, VP & CFO (Age 46)

What is Stepan's stock symbol?

Stepan trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SCL."

Who are Stepan's major shareholders?

Stepan's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include HighTower Advisors LLC (8.84%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.05%), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (0.69%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.68%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.67%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.51%). Company insiders that own Stepan stock include Arthur W Mergner, David Kabbes, Debra Stefaniak, Edward J Wehmer, F Quinn Stepan Jr, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, Luis Rojo, Robert Victor Slone, Scott R Behrens and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which major investors are selling Stepan stock?

SCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ProShare Advisors LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., SG Americas Securities LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., Grace & White Inc. NY, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, and Krane Funds Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Stepan company stock in the last year include Arthur W Mergner, Edward J Wehmer, Frank Pacholec, Gregory E Lawton, Scott R Behrens, and Sean Thomas Moriarty.
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Which major investors are buying Stepan stock?

SCL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., O Keefe Stevens Advisory Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Mackay Shields LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Stepan stock in the last two years include David Kabbes, Janet Anne Catlett, Jason Scott Keiper, and Luis Rojo.
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How do I buy shares of Stepan?

Shares of SCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Stepan's stock price today?

One share of SCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $114.76.

How big of a company is Stepan?

Stepan has a market capitalization of $2.57 billion and generates $1.86 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $103.13 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.12 on an earnings per share basis. Stepan employs 2,284 workers across the globe.

What is Stepan's official website?

The official website for Stepan is www.stepan.com.

How can I contact Stepan?

Stepan's mailing address is 22 West Frontage Road, Northfield IL, 60093. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-446-7500 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/13/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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